Recipe of the week:
Stone Brewing Company Arrogant Bastard Clone.
My first craft beer was Arrogant Bastard by Stone Brewing Company. The iconic gargoyle on the label was daring me to drink this beer, by declaring “You’re not worthy!” One sip of the Bastard and I was hooked on craft beer, opening up a whole new world of beer possibilities.
Arrogant Bastard is a very hop forward amber beer with an in your face malt character that is completely unique with flavors of dark fruit, dates, and plums. It is in no way balanced by the ridiculous bitterness and hop flavor from the all Chinook hops. This beer is over the top in every delicious way and yet it is surprisingly drinkable. If you have not had the Bastard, you should!
This is probably one of the most cloned beers out there. Stone guards the AB recipe and doesn’t give much in the way of clues. There are a lot of clone recipes out there and I have tried most but with a few tweaks here and there I believe I have finally done it and now you can too!
Arrogant Bastard Clone All Grain based on 75% mash efficiency.
Color: 21.1 SRM
Brewer: Pat Huffman Brew and Grow Minnesota
15 lb – Rahr 2 row Standard Malt
1.75 lb Dingemanns Special B Malt
1 lb Dingemanns Aromatic Malt
2 oz Chinook for 90 minutes
1 oz Chinook for 45 minutes
2 oz Chinook for 15 minutes
Yeast: Wyeast 1335 British Ale II with appropriate starter.
Use a single infusion mash with a temperature of 148 degrees for 75 minutes. Sparge to give you enough wort for a 90 minute boil, around 7 gallons should do.
Bring to a boil and add the hops at the times written above.
After the boil, chill and make sure you pitch plenty of yeast as this is a big beer. Ferment between 65 and 68 degrees.
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